Christie on Pelosi’s ‘obstructionist’ lamentations: “She’s part of the problem”

posted at 12:01 pm on September 5, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

It gets pretty galling hearing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi constantly bemoaning and repining the lack of compromise in Congress these days, as if partisan disagreement is some entirely new and unnatural phenomenon borne of humanity’s innermost wickedness. Don’t like that Congress only has a few action items on its real agenda and that the parties aren’t coming together to accomplish more? Okay, Minority Leaderdo something about it. This isn’t a “Republican Congress,” it’s a divided Congress, and it takes two to tango. Standing back and pointing fingers at those oh-so-ungallant Republican hostage-takers is achieving absolutely nothing. Exercising your remarkable penchant for lame talking points and whining about how your party is put-upon is not the same thing as being a leader. Please, get off of your fainting couch and quit being such a hypocrite.

Which is why I was glad to see someone in one of these late-night talk show forums throw Leader Pelosi’s affectations right back at her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can normally be relied upon to tell it like it is, and as he asserted simply in his keynote speech at the RNC last week, maybe all of these ‘leaders’ should stop complaining about everything and take a stab at actually leading.

Right around 3:30:

“She’s a big part of the problem. I mean… and any of the leaders up there are part of the problem if they’re not trying to make a difference. You can’t just sit there and say, ‘Well, we’re not talking to each other,’ and you’re one of the leaders. Well, then you gotta’ make a difference. And what I was trying to say in the speech is, leaders have the responsibility to get things done. Not just to sit and send out press releases and bark at each other, but to say, listen, people sent us there for a purpose, not just to pose for the cameras. It’s to get something done. So anybody who’s a leader who’s not getting that done, has part of the responsibility, no matter which party you’re in.”

Thank you. Good grief.


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…wait till Mooch gets a hold of him…and his grocery store!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Cooperation to a Democrat means doing what they want. Anything else is obstructionism. That’s what needs to be said.

Charlemagne on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

…does Pelosi have Botox breath?

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It gets pretty galling hearing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi constantly bemoaning and repining the lack of compromise in Congress these days …

Pelosi bemoaning the lack of compromise in Congress is like Satan bemoaning the spread of sin.

She has a severe psychiatric problem – all of the filthy Communists do.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

. It’s to get something done. So anybody who’s a leader who’s not getting that done, has part of the responsibility, no matter which party you’re in.”

Aww.. The ol “both sides do it” meme. This guy gets more irrelevant by the day.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

With the exception of 2008-2010, bipartisanship is mostly why we’re where we are, Chris….you know,…sixteen trillion?

a capella on September 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM

…does Pelosi have Botox breath?

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

That’s Gin.

Tim_CA on September 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM

If Clinton could reach deals with Newt why can’t Pelosi reach deals with Boehner. Could it be there is a difference between and DLC Democrat and a CCCP Democrat?

KW64 on September 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

P.S.

I really, really, really worry – when Congress “compromises.” It only means that the more equal Pigs have agreed on the manner and method of screwing the People.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

That clip doesn’t have the bit about Pelosi.

dont taze me bro on September 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

And what I was trying to say in the speech is, leaders have the responsibility to get things done.

…and undone.

warden on September 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Great job by Christie. He is saying what a large portion of the electorate is thinking: just stop throwing spitballs at each other and DO SOMETHING!

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

What a group they had yesterday at the Dem abortionpolooza.It’s quite a contrast to the Republican convention. Of course according to the love sick media this is the greatest convention in the history of the World!Chuck Todd, one of my favorite “reporters?” even went so far as to say Michelle “owns” the Convention and not a single speech from the Reps. could stand up to hers.Really?

sandee on September 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

…WE WON…!!!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

And what I was trying to say in the speech is, leaders have the responsibility to get things done.

Calvin Coolidge thought differently, big mouth. I don’t want things done, I want them undone.

rrpjr on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s convention speech last week didn’t give him an approval ratings bump in his home state, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

Christie’s 53 percent job approval rating, polled after his speech, is not significantly changed from his July numbers, when his job approval was 54 percent. Forty-two percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of the governor’s performance, compared to 39 percent in July.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80726.html#ixzz25c1iblSi

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

Then again, you all bumped the Romney bio video for Clint Eastwood.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

“Well Jimmy, the Dems have had majority control sine Jan 07 and super majority part of that period–where do you think the problem lies Jimmy?”…that would have been my response.

hillsoftx on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Aww.. The ol “both sides do it” meme. This guy gets more irrelevant by the day.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, I know, right? The democrats are the problem here.

Vince on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Christie disavows Eastwood, nice. Why not simply acknowledge Eastwood is an actor/director, not a politician. He expressed his opinions in an impolitic manner and that people should watch on youtube then draw their own conclusions.

Christie needs to stay in New Jersey.

exdeadhead on September 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

Then again, you all bumped the Romney bio video for Clint Eastwood.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Dude. New Jersey is more than 2-1 Democrat, and Christie has the third highest approval rating of all the governors in the US. Some incompetence!

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

Then again, you all bumped the Romney bio video for Clint Eastwood.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12

Unemployment went up in 44 states last time around.

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Interesting to see trolls here so quickly to bash Gov. Christie. Scared much???

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

And they are oddly absent from the DNC claiming ownership over you threads.

lorien1973 on September 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Christie’s 53 percent job approval rating

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80726.html#ixzz25c1iblSi

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

Then again, you all bumped the Romney bio video for Clint Eastwood.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The fact he has 53% approval rating amidst a state of Democrats and a 9.8% UE rate, by most, would be seen as phenomenal. Keep choking.

hillsoftx on September 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Um, did he just say that Clint’s thing didn’t work? Where is Christie living… oh, right. In Hollyweird’s world.

LoganSix on September 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Interesting to see trolls here so quickly to bash Gov. Christie. Scared much???

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Haven’t you heard? He’s a big ole bully so yea, they’re scared LOL

NJ Red on September 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM

She’s one of the leftist shrews. They sure have plenty.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Clint got it down and it WORKED big time. Fat man is just jealous he did not think of it.

Also, compromise to the dims means conservative cave to their wishes.

Those times are over, it’s time for the dims to cross the aisle and join the adults in stopping the destruction of America.

Robert Jensen on September 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

‘Repining’. What a nice word.

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

This guy gets more irrelevant by the day.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Gee HAL, now you know how we feel about you.

btw, I asked you a question yesterday and you never answered it.

If given another term, what specific steps will the boy king take to fix the economy?

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I think that Pelosi is the most pathalogical liar I have ever soon…

DWS (Poodle) is a close second… she doesn’t have the political ‘pedigree’ that SanFranNan has…

Khun Joe on September 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Aww.. The ol “both sides do it” meme. This guy gets more irrelevant by the day.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

You’re right. Both sided don’t do it. It’s all the Dems fault. The GOP passed budget after budget only to have it thrown on a pile of legislation Harry Reid has no intention of doing anything about. Nancy Pelosi refused to even let the GOP participate in the abortion known as Obamacare. This convention just proves what a nasty anti-American lot these bastards are. And now we know they are Godless commies.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Cooperation to a Democrat means doing what they want. Anything else is obstructionism. That’s what needs to be said.

Charlemagne on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

THIS

RedInMD on September 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012

…you’re constipated and haven’t sh!t since Memorial Day… have you?…we can tell!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

exdeadhead on September 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The inconvenient truth is that the Eastwood thing actually worked. It is still being talked about. The Dems cancelled their big show at BofA Stadium for fear of having empty seats. And most galling of all is that when you go back and look at what he said, it is all true- especially the part about firing people that didn’t do the job.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM

That Pelosi would complain about lack of compromise after her four years as Speaker shutting out the Republicans at every turn, and most especially shutting them out of the Government takeover of the Health Sector debate is not just hypocrisy, it is blatantly lying.

AZfederalist on September 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Pelosi will have to talk to Debbie to find out what to lie about in response…

right2bright on September 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Interesting to see trolls here so quickly to bash Gov. Christie. Scared much???

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Well, I’m not a troll, but, am an interested observer of the overall results of past federal bipartisanship legislation.

a capella on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Had Christie been our nominee, I think this election would have been sewed up already instead of it still being locked in a dogfight.

I like Romney, and still think he’ll win, but Christie just has a natural presence about him that appeals to the “man on the street”.

BradTank on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

Then again, you all bumped the Romney bio video for Clint Eastwood.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The fact that you and you ilk are still talking about Eastwood proves that he’s still squarely inside your collective pea brains. How does it feel?

Need a little more lubricant?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

…and the lamentation of their women harpies.

Archivarix on September 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Aww.. The ol “both sides do it” meme. This guy gets more irrelevant by the day.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I know! I mean I can remember how well Pelosi worked with Bush back in 2007 after Democrats took controll of Congress.

Scrappy on September 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Speaking of Pelosi, This sure is a gem that is “unfair” in today’s political world.

Scrappy on September 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

And what I was trying to say in the speech is, leaders have the responsibility to get things done.

Calvin Coolidge thought differently, big mouth. I don’t want things done, I want them undone.

rrpjr on September 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

yup, one of my favorites…Silent Cal.

“One of my friends bet me I could not get you to say more
than two words this evening Mr. President. What do you say
to that?”

President Coolidge: “You lose”

ToddPA on September 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM

This incompetent fool has a 9.8% UE in his state. Why the republicans allowed him to keynote their convention is still amazing to most people.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Chris Christie managed to improve New Jersey’s credit standing and reduce the deficit while dealing with hostile, sharply partisan legislature hellbent on social spending. Let’s your incompetent fool repeat the feat.

Archivarix on September 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Cristy is smart, quick and funny but like all progressives he is fundamentally wrong in both his observations and actions. “We” don’t need more politicians “doing something” for the sake of doing something. The only thing ANY and ALL Politicians should be concerned with is getting out of the way of the American People and reducing the Govt footpring on our necks. You want to do something? Start repealing the layers and layers of useless, duplicitous, moronic Laws that have infected every single aspect of American Citizens lives from birth to death. Then reduce the Govt work force by 2/3rds. Thats a start…

How does this person call himself Conservative? He is a Republican Progressive, plain and simple.

Mitch_A on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM

With leftward trajectory, compromise does not move our country toward the conservative.

darlus on September 5, 2012 at 12:59 PM

If given another term, what specific steps will the boy king take to fix the economy?

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I will answer as soon as your savior Saint Romney comes up with a plan to fix the economy.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I will answer as soon as your savior Saint Romney comes up with a plan to fix the economy.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Liberal debating tactic 101 – when you can’t debate or defend an issue – deflect.

Says all we need to know you and your boy king. LOL

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

s/b

Says all we need to know about you and your boy king. LOL

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I will answer as soon as your savior Saint Romney comes up with a plan to fix the economy.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Come to think of it, I’m not going to let you off the hook that easy.

The Romney Program for Economic Recovery,Growth, and Jobs -PDF

If you’re a man of your word, you’ll be providing the boy king’s plan in just minutes, right HAL?

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Don’t hold your breath.

Scrappy on September 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

The 2010 election was SPECIFIALLY to stop Obama. They’re doing EXACTLY what we elected them to do. They have behaved gloriously.

MAC1000 on September 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I like the “just swallowed a turkey leg with one bite” picture on the front page link.

CrustyB on September 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Well, I’m not a troll, but, am an interested observer of the overall results of past federal bipartisanship legislation.

a capella on September 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

That is an easy one…..Just look at the disaster called “No Child Left Behind”

Animal60 on September 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

If you’re a man of your word, you’ll be providing the boy king’s plan in just minutes, right HAL?

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Still waiting HAL.

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

The Dems could eliminate all this partisan divisiveness any time that they want to. Just start agreeing with us.

Can’t do that? Then they must be a bunch of devisive partisan hacks. Blaming us for their character shortcomings is just petulant childishness.

ss396 on September 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

he’s still squarely inside your collective pea brains.
ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on September 5, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Clint is the Right’s OWS… living rent-free in all those lib’s heads.

socalcon on September 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Not just to sit and send out press releases and bark at each other, but to say, listen, people sent us there for a purpose, not just to pose for the cameras. It’s to get something done. So anybody who’s a leader who’s not getting that done, has part of the responsibility, no matter which party you’re in.

With Obama as President and Reid the Senate Majority Leader, Christie is all wrong. The job of the Republicans is to make sure no more of this socialist agenda gets done. How do you compromise with people who idolize Chairman Mao???

Christian Conservative on September 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Which of the following will have a bigger impact on the vote:

1. Christie’s keynote speech.

2. Eastwood’s non-speech.

Jasper61 on September 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Cooperation to a Democrat means doing what they want. Anything else is obstructionism. That’s what needs to be said.

Charlemagne on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

This. Christie really didn’t call anyone out at all. His response was very generic- all the leaders have a responsibility.

He could have made a much stronger statement.

cmsciulli on September 5, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Evil is not a temporary thing. Bear with Nancy because she’s but a puppet in the agenda from Hades,a bbortion, deviant sex, envy, adultry, hedonism, sloth, freedom, religious conscience, truth , human dignity etc are all at stake. Nancy is but a pawn in the battle for human souls.Don’t make the miostake of fretting about pawns. The goal is to beat God, goodness, and truth, as St paul warned us as we tickle our ears with distractions.

Don L on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

if they’re not trying to make a difference

Such pap from a RINO… Beware the enemy within.

Don L on September 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I will answer as soon as your savior Saint Romney comes up with a plan to fix the economy.

HotAirLib on September 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM

So your answer is that O’Dinglenuts has no plan, and no clue, right?

mr.blacksheep on September 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Cooperation to a Democrat means doing what they want. Anything else is obstructionism. That’s what needs to be said.

Charlemagne on September 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Yes. Unfortunately, Republicans are afraid to state obvious truths on many issues. They still care what the NY Times, the WaPo, and MSNBC think and they don’t want to offend them.

Django on September 5, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Interesting to see trolls here so quickly to bash Gov. Christie. Scared much???

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

If you are taking flak, you are over the target.

timberline on September 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM

This isn’t a “Republican Congress,” it’s a divided Congress, and it takes two to tango. Standing back and pointing fingers at those oh-so-ungallant Republican hostage-takers is achieving absolutely nothing…Please, get off of your fainting couch and quit being such a hypocrite.

Yeah, that would be the mature thing to do. All this San Francisco elitist is interested in is getting her speakership back with a majority in the House. She could care less in doing what is right and wise.

OccamsRazor on September 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

If you’re a man of your word, you’ll be providing the boy king’s plan in just minutes, right HAL?

Flora Duh on September 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Shirley, you jest. :)

Poor HAL is a leftoid drone. They have no concept of honor and the meaning of their “word” changes constantly to fit their momentary needs.

Solaratov on September 6, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Pelosi is trying to groom DWS into a Auto-Demo Negative response machine. Too bad the majority of the USA knows that they both lie…er MISSPEAK..LOL. Nan can’t live or serve forever. She is not that good a Catholic.

Sabercat2 on September 6, 2012 at 12:39 AM